Women’s Gathering & ArtWalk Artist Talk:
Marilyn Parkinson Thrall

Thursday, April 12, 5:30pm

ArtWalk Gallery, 3rd Floor
Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street, Hartford

Please join us on the ArtWalk for our Women’s Gathering & ArtWalk Artist talk with Marilyn Parkinson Thrall. Hosted by Amy Barron, HPL Board Member and Cate Grady Benson, HPL Corporator. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP to Gilda Roncari by April 5:
groncari@hplct.org or (860) 695-6296

Excerpt from the Artist Statement:
The memory of a dress can trigger a visual image of someone we once were. Like an old photograph, the dress becomes a recollection of that “public persona.”

I use the dress as sculpture, void of the figure, as a facade between my public and private self. Using very little color, the sculpture becomes ghost-like in quality – the ghosts of my former being. Like the memory of a time and place, a dress can also stand as a metaphor of perceptions that you have had – who you once were and have become.

The work in this exhibition is a culmination of many years interpreting the various stages of a woman’s life. It is a journey to befriend all the people I once intended to be. I find by sharing my story, what is intimate becomes universal. It is not only a reflection of my past, but of the women that are inspirational components of my own life.